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  1. Hi. Im 31 and have sensitive oily skin. So 13 days ago I started a new 'mostly natural products only' regimen. It has been going well and ive noticed my acne pigmentation has definitely reduced quite a bit. Ive also been eating more healthy fats as my diet was very very low in them. Im now drinking 3 Litres of water a day, everyday, with a total of 3 tablespoons of ACV. Together there has been a big improvement since its only been 13 days. Id still get some whiteheads coming and going but now it looks like a cyst is coming through!! Im really really upset by this and keep thinking 'what am I doing wrong!?'. Here is my regimen. Morning -manuka honey 30+ (which I leave on for anywhere from 2 to 3 hours) -apple cider vinegar to tone (I dont wash it off) (1 part water 1 part ACV) -cetaphil suntivity 50+ sunscreen for oily skin (this is excellent as it also makes my skin look healthier) Evening -manuka honey (same as above) -apple cider vinegar (as above) - benzol peroxide 2.5% (im thinking of taking this out as I dont believe that I need it any more with everything else im using....is this correct to do?) -jojoba oil (this im unsure of this as my skin is so oily after, it doesnt seem to blend into my skin although it has only been 13 days....will it get better?) So yeah....is this a purging phase...will I be purging from this? Am I over doing it? Im scared that if I use just manuka honey that the spots wont go away. Please please help! Any advice will be so appreciated!
  2. Please help!

    Hi guys, newbie here little background; after going on the birth control injection a few years ago I started to break out, before that I got the occasional spot but nothing bad. I used t topical solution And cepton skin wash prescribed from doctor and it worked wonderfully. I never broke out once and always had clear skin. T Topical got discontinued so I went without for a while and then havoc struck Lately I'm breaking out alot. A lot. Whether it's the hard really sore pimples that come to nothing, clogged or Enlarged pores, whiteheads, painful spots, or hard bumps with nothing inside. I found a pharmacy selling t topical and used it with cepton again but now it No longer works. I'm trying so many things. Acnecide with benzoyl peroxide 5%, some products from the ordinary like niamicide. Along with various oils like almond or rose hip, I'm still breaking out. Ive decided to try to Stridex pads with salicyilc acid in conjunction with the Acnecide benzoyl peroxide, I also have the hibiclens wash. Lush' fresh pharmacy cleanser and clean and clear cleansing lotion along with jojoba oil. My question is what order do I use them? And will it work? Also so stopped using micellar water and night creams as I feared that's what worsened the problem. So I'm looking for a good night cream or moisturiser that can be used day and night. Was looking at Cetaphill? I'm from the uk and unsure if the acne.org moisturiser is available here. Thankyou!
  3. 1 month of using BP

    Hi! I've been using BP for a full month now and I honestly can't see much of a difference. I don't know if I'm gonna order the acne.org products and try them. I was kind of hesitant to use BP in the first place, because I believe the best thing you can do for your skin is just keep it clean and leave it alone and the BP clearly irritates my skin even now after a month. So idk, these 4 weeks hasn't given me more confidence in BP that's for sure. I'll do an update if I do decide to do anything. The products I'm using: Cleanser - Basiderm Oil Control Foam Wash Benzoyl Peroxide - Basiron 5% AC Wash Moisturizer - Basiderm Oil Control Daily Moisturizer
  4. Moderate acne but severe on chin. Is this even acne or what. Pic below. If anyone has any tips on curing this type of acne please share I am extremely desperate
  5. Hello all, I am kind of facing a mini dilemma here. Well lets start with my appearance. I am an 18 year old black girl with acne scars and acne, and I have a few questions. I use neutrogena products, so in the morning, I wash my face with neutrogena's acne cleanser, which has .5% of salicylic acid in it. Then, I put on neutrogena's acne control lotion which has 2.5% BP ONLY on my acne. After that, I put on Neutrogena's oil free moisturizer which is basically a suncreen that is non-comedogenic. It stings my face when I put it on, but my mom says that means that its working lol. At night, I put on the retinol my doctor gave me which only has 0.025%. I have been doing this procedure for about two months and I am STILL GETTING ACNE, but not as much as before. In addition to that, when my acne goes away, it leaves a dark mark on my face! And no, I don't EVER pick my skin? Do I need to up the dosage of my products or what?
  6. I've been using differin gel, along with benzoyl peroxide cream (10%), and washing my face twice a day with benzoyl peroxide exfoliator (8%) for over a year now. The results have been wild, in a good way, 98% of my acne and hyper pigmentation have cleared up, however, I now have another problem. All the medication to my face has made my skin real sensitive to the sun. I can't walk out in the sun for more then 20 mins without getting dark spots. Especially in the summer, my whole face becomes a shade darker. I use spf 70, but It doesn't really seem effective. What should I do?? Can I stop taking differin, should I cut out some of the benzoyl peroxide? Also because I apply my medication to everywhere except my nose it's a lot lighter then the rest of my face. I fr need help. what can I do to get my face back to its original tone?
  7. Hi all, So I started using the regimen about 4 days ago. I have only been applying a pea sized amount of the BP once a day, at night, as I wanted to see how I reacted. The first day after using it my skin was fine, and the second day my skin began to get a bit flaky, the third day my skin was VERY oily but also itchy and flaky. Tonight would have been my 4th night of applying the BP but I have refrained because this evening my skin has begun to get quite red. Is this normal for this early on in the treatment? and should I carry on or should I start using it every other night until the redness subsides? Also it might be good to tell you that a year or so ago I used 5% BP on my face every night for a week with NO moisturiser at all, and one morning I woke up and my skin was extremely dry and flaky and was quite red and swollen. Now I don't know if this means I'm allergic. I'm more inclined to think that this was becuase I really didn't know what I was doing at the time and my skin reacted badly as I applied to much BP too quickly without replenishing any of the moisture that the BP takes away. So people, was are your thoughts? Thanks!
  8. Merry Christmas

    Just a quick update here. Still not a whole lot to say - no new spots which probably means the antibiotics are starting to work. However, those two big spots between my mouth and nose are actually four. Four! WTF My skin is really dry though I am trying to keep it moisturised. I am no longer using BP all over my problem area because I know the antibiotics should take care of that. I still need to make an appointment for the New Year to get a dermatologist referral... So...yes, slightly better but still not great. I have not left the house in nearly a week (and only went out then because it was my son's birthday. He is 19, btw, and has lovely skin.) Hoping to see enough improvement so that I can leave my cave sometime during the holidays!
  9. Week 5 update

    So...I haven't updated in awhile. To be honest, there's not been much to tell. For the past 4 weeks, my skin has been healing from the terrible breakout I had before Christmas. I've just started my 5th week of lymecycline and this has been the treatment I've had on several occasions. My last treatment lasted 12 months (!) and my skin stayed clear for 4 months afterwards before beginning to breakout again. In the past, as soon as I started the medication, my skin stopped breaking out. This time, although it's 'mostly' stopped breaking out, I am still getting occasional spots erupting, although they do not seem to fully develop. Yesterday, I had the beginnings of three (!) tiny spots in the same area that is still red from the last breakout, just below my nose. They are small, but this area is still recovering and these have made it more red again. It's so frustrating! I used some BP on it yesterday and I think I am going to try to use it more, but gradually, so that my skin has a chance to get used to it and doesn't get completely flaky.
  10. Week 8 update

    Quick update here....On week 6 I began to get yet another spot in the same damn area so I started using BP again. I started using it very lightly to begin with because I wanted to avoid my skin getting red and flaky. It seemed to work and my skin has now adjusted to the daily use and not becoming overly dry and I haven't had another spot since. It's only been two weeks, but my skin doesn't really feel like it's "on the verge" of a breakout, like it has since I started the antibiotics. I've just started week 8, so I've got 5 more weeks to go. I'm nervous about stopping but maybe the BP will be my saviour.
  11. Week 13 update

    Last Monday I took my last antibiotic tablet. I'm still using bp every night on my problem area and I haven't had any new spots since I started doing this. From past experience, the earliest my skin has started breaking out post-antibiotic treatment has been about 10 days, so the fact that I'm 6 days in without incident is not surprising. I have gone 3-4 weeks before it started and even as long as 4 months, however, I have never been using bp when I stopped the treatment, so I am really, really hoping that this will be the difference and that this time my skin will stay clear for good.
  12. Benzoyl Peroxide - Week 4

    Hello! I've started the 4th week now using BP! I still don't see any noticeable results. My BP bottle is going to be empty soon, so I'm probably gonn stop using BP after I've used up all I have or order the acne.org products and try them. Idk See you later! Products I'm using: Cleanser - Basiderm Oil Control Foam Wash Benzoyl Peroxide - Basiron 5% AC Wash Moisturizer - Basiderm Oil Control Daily Moisturizer
  13. I currently have Paula's Choice BHA 2%, Paula's Choice AHA 5% and a Benzoyl Peroxide Gel 5%. The comedones are mainly on my cheeks where one has inflamed and become a nasty pimple. What product or combination of products should I use to get rid of the comedones asap? I'm not really after the long term because I'm pretty sure they're only there because that's the side of my face I always sleep on hence why they are only on one cheek (have been changing pillowcases every 3 days as a result). Currently have the BP sitting on my face as a spot treatment for the comdones and the one nasty pimple. It stings a little bit but it's only my first day using it. Mainly I'm just after assurance that I'm on the right track here to get rid of them because they're really starting to bother me and all I really need is assurance it will get better.
  14. I’ve been using the treatment for about 4 week, but I had to skip 2-3 days since my skin got REALLY flakey. Ever since I started using the treatment, I get these random deep spots that lasts for ages, which did not happen so frequently before. They also seem to appear at the most random places all over my cheeks, places I havent really experienced acne before. What is going on? It really demotivates me from continuing the treatment. My skin definitely looks worse than before I started using it… Side note: I haven’t been able to go up to the full amount of bp because it makes my skin dry to the point where it feels like I'm wearing a mask…
  15. 4 Months

    Almost 4 months of using Differin, cleansing with Cetaphil 2x a day, never using make up, and stopping my obsession of my skin.. here's what happened! My skin is renewed. I know I still have few blemishes but this is far better from where i started. I feel so thankful with the products i use. Especially, Galderma creator of differin and cetaphil products, for all their life changing innovations. This wasn't an easy journey, i had ups and downs but i powered through despite the recurring seemingly endless breakouts, with the help of people who share their own experiences on here. I am very thankful, i wasn't able to name each one of them but they all inspired me one way or another. In return, i am here to share my own experience. I am now a renewed person after my breakout experience. I learned to love my natural skin. Less is more. I no longer put any make ups except for one, lipstick! I just use the mildest cleanser, Cetaphil! I no longer obsess on my skin like I used to. I put moisturizer on which is also Cetaphil. I'm now a believer of the power of retinoids. Where as before it scares the hell out of me when reading all horror stories about it. But after I experience it myself, i can say that you have to be mentally and emotionally prepared for the roller coaster ride (redness, dryness, breakouts name it) should you use this. Because in the end, after 4 months for me, my skin became super smooth like a baby and the dark spots fade away fast. I will keep updating till i finally achieve my clear skin goal.
  16. Microneedling & Dan's Regimen?

    Hey guys. This is actually my first post ever on here so cut me some slack if this is already a subject and I just couldn't find it. Anywho, I've been on Dan's regimen for just shy of 3.5 weeks now, and life has gotten so much better already. Everything has pretty much gone just as Dan had outlined on the "what to expect" timeline. I've been suffering with moderate cystic acne for about 4 years, and I wish so badly I had found this site earlier. My cysts have calmed down so significantly, and it looks like I'll be completely clear of all active acne within the next 2 weeks. I am so happy with the results thus far, but unfortunately I am now left with minor rolling scars on my cheeks. SO - is it safe to treat acne scars using a microneedling technique while on Dan's regimen? Are there any specific side effects that I may experience? (aside from the typical 2-3 days of redness and swelling, big whoop) NOTE - I will begin using the aha + glycolic acid staring in 2 days. I just want to begin my healing process as quickly as possible, but want to ensure that I am doing it correctly. Thanks!
  17. Why is my face so oily??

    So I've been on Yaz for about 4 months and my cystic acne cleared up great... but ever since about the last 3 or 4 weeks i've been getting a whole bunch of little pimples that go away in about 2 days but they're still very annoying! My face has also been very oily for the last little while as well.. I also stopped using the benzoyl peroxide from the regimen about 2 weeks ago, is this the cause??? although I still use the cleanser and moisturizer. I really don't want to use benzoyl peroxide anymore as it increases aging and makes my face very red, any suggestions???
  18. Benzoyl Peroxide - Week 3

    Hi guys! I'm back and this is gonna be another short entry. I'm starting with week 3 now using BP, but I've yet to see any notable results. I'm using the BP both in the morning and in the evening. The only change in my skin is that it feel a lot drier. I don't know if that's normal or if I'm using to little moisturizer. Hopefully my skin will get better! These are the products I'm using: Cleanser - Basiderm Oil Control Foam Wash Benzoyl Peroxide - Basiron 5% AC Wash Moisturizer - Basiderm Oil Control Daily Moisturizer See you next week! Bye!
  19. I've been using the acne.org regimen for a year + now and it cleared my acne but I noticed after some time, the benzoyl peroxide makes the texture of my skin look rough and wrinkly and it makes my dark marks impossible to fade. I was wondering can I just use it as a spot treatment only when i get pimples? Because I really don't like how my skin looks. Or how do I get off it completely?
  20. Benzoyl Peroxide - Week 2

    Hello again! So I have used BP for a week now. I don't see any notable differences in my skin, which I'm fine with considering that it usually takes a month before people see results. I'm gonna start using BP both in the morning and the evening from now one. These are the products I'm using: Cleanser - Basiderm Oil Control Foam Wash Benzoyl Peroxide - Basiron 5% AC Wash Moisturizer - Basiderm Oil Control Daily Moisturizer I haven't really changed anything in my lifestyle, except that I'm trying to drink less milk and trying to not touch my face as much. I'll do an update with pictures when I start seeing notable results. Peace.
  21. stopping benzoyl peroxide

    Hi! Really would like some advice, I've been using benzoyl peroxide for the past to years...ive also been on Yasmin for 6 months....really would like to stop bp at this point ...im sick of how it feels at night ...whats the best way to reduce it ...ive started using boots tea tree night treatment gel instead...whats others experiencers of stopping/reducing Bp...is making me really anxious and confused of what to do....thank you, love to you all
  22. I basically only have acne on my forehead and by my nose, the rest of my face is super clear and I have never gotten acne there. I just got the regimen so should I just apply the BP to where I have acne. I don't want to ruin the rest of my skin
  23. Hello again! So, today I started treating my acne with benzoyl peroxide. The products I'm using are: Cleanser - Basiderm Oil Control Foam Wash Benzoyl Peroxide - Basiron 5% AC Wash Moisturizer - Basiderm Oil Control Daily Moisturizer The cleanser was already foam when you squeezed it out of the bottle so I didn't really know how much to take, but I did use more than 4 ml. Then I used the BP-product and it was a little different from the acne.org regiment. Besides having 5% BP instead of 2,5%, it also had to be washed off after 1-5 min, so I waited approx. 5 min and then washed it off. The moisturizer seemed pretty simple, the only thing is that 4 ml seemed to be a lot, I don't know if I should use less with this moisturizer or if it's supposed to feel like a lot. Also, I haven't used any of the acne.org product so this comparison I'm making is solely based on the regimen video and the instructions. Lastly, If anyone reading this have used or is using these products I'm using feel free to comment how you used them and what you thought of the results I'll do an update in a week or two! Bye!
  24. Hi All, So i'm back on here after 7-8 years. I'm on here to share my story and what's worked for me. Background: So I first started getting spots at 15 and was diagnosed with acne at 16 by my doctor. What did my doctor recommend? Leave it alone, just wash your face twice a day and it will go away. I was naive and listened to him. Big mistake. I didn't do any research on acne prior to my visit and hoped my acne will go away as my doctor had said. But it didn't. I suffered acne pretty bad during my college (16-18) years and it affected my confidence. It continued into my university years. If you're young and have just started getting your first spots I would recommend visiting your local supermarket or pharmacy and getting a good soap/wash (one which doesn't clog pores and is oil-free) and a benzoyl peroxide cream to apply to your face once daily before you go to sleep. The sooner you start fighting acne the better. I'm 28 now, thankfully over the last couple years my skin has begun to look much better (please see attached pictures). What Have I tried? Various soaps/washes - Purpose Gentle Cleansing Bar, Cetaphil face wash, Clean and Clear Daily Wash, Clearsil (just to name a few) Various creams - Quinoderm, Brevoxyl What's my current regime and what works for me? I'm using Acnelak soap - to put it simply - it just works for me. Leaves my skin feeling clean and fresh after I've washed it. I wash my face twice a day. I'm using Panoxyl Aquagel 10% - once daily. Food? What I avoid? After reading several threads on dairy products I've removed that from my diet - and it's been a big big big help. My body doesn't agree with dairy and I've noticed my skin looks better when I refrain from eating dairy products. It's a shame as I love ice-cream I have the occasionally can of coke (once a week) and drink as much water as I can. Sleep? How important is it? Very important. Skin and body needs to rest and getting a good night's sleep does wonders for the skin. I've noticed whenever I don't sleep well (2 or 3 nights in a row) then my skin begins to look tired and more oily. So get plenty of rest. Heck, I even sleep for an hour or two on weekends (afternoon) when I don't have any plans. And finally, many people will not agree with this but I do use an antibiotic too. I've left this till the end because of 2 reasons. 1) Try clearing your skin with the above first. If your not satisfied with the results by doing just the above then look into taking an antibiotic. 2) If you have or suffer from body acne (back, neck, shoulders, arms and chest) - then you may need to take an antibiotic as it helps clear all over the body. Now I used to suffer from quite bad back acne. I take an antibiotic and it helps keep away the body acne. What antibiotic do I take? In the US, it's called Bactrim. In the UK and Europe they have various different brands - just make sure it contains sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). I was hesitant about taking antibiotics too, like many people out there. But I finally decided to give it a try as I was so down about my acne. Looking back, I wish I had started taking this antibiotic sooner. It's worked wonders on my skin along with the Acnelak Soap and Panoxyl regime. I'm no longer that single guy who looked in the mirror and dreaded being in the sunlight. I used to hide indoors in bad lighting so people couldn't see how bad my skin was. Now, I enjoy going out in the sun. I prefer the summer to the winter! (Shame, the weather is pretty bad in London). I've been part of this community since the age of 15 and I understand what everyone on this forum has and is going through. Let's help one another out and I hope this post helps at least one person!
  25. This is a question regarding BP usage as spot treatment rather than all-over face use. At what stage of a pimple should one stop applying BP there? Should BP be applied on the spot until completely flat and clear? Or should it be left alone once the most inflamed stage passes and the spot starts to lose color? Sometimes a pimple will surface to the yellow stage, and it would then calm down the next morning. I feel that using BP at that stage may be a waste of product, as the purpose is to kill active acne bacteria rather than heal skin tissue.